Forced Marriage

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 9:30 am, 2nd July 2015

I welcome my hon. Friend to the House. He brings a wealth of legal experience and I am grateful to him for his interest. He mentioned joint training courses; 14 London prosecutors attended last year’s joint training course, held with the Metropolitan police on forced marriage, honour-based violence and female genital mutilation. There is a specialist team of about 25 lawyers in London dealing with all Crown court cases that include elements of forced marriage and there are similar arrangements in magistrates courts.